Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This #GivingTuesday, Make a Donation that Counts!

Dear F2F volunteers, blog readers, and friends:

This Giving Tuesday, make a donation to support a unique opportunity for our Guatemala Farmer-to-Farmer field officer, Andrea Fión!

Many of you have come to know Andrea Fión, one of our outstanding field officers for Partners of the Americas’ Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Guatemala. Andrea has been a field officer for F2F for 2 ½ years. In February 2016, Andrea accompanied two F2F volunteers as they completed their assignment to train aloe vera producers in integrated pest management and production. They were so inspired by her intellect, motivation, and hard work that upon returning to the US, they kept in touch and sent her information on presentation opportunities at various conferences throughout the US. 

With the help of several former F2F volunteers to Guatemala and one F2F volunteer to Ghana, we were able to submit an abstract to present on “University Extension educators responding to international emerging issues” at the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Leadership Conference in Orlando in February 2017. Andrea was specifically asked to present on the benefits of international engagement on addressing issues of global concern and to share her experience on the changes she has seen in her community as she works with extension agents through the F2F program.

Partners supports the professional development of our field staff and we are excited to help support Andrea's fundraising efforts - click here to donate100% of the proceeds will go towards covering the costs for Andrea and one representative from Partners of the Americas to attend the conference. 

Thank you for your support!

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